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Re: Nuthetes and other Purbeck theropods

Mickey Mortimer wrote:

Nuthetes Owen 1854
N. destructor Owen 1854

Does anybody know what the name "_Nuthetes_" actually means?

Further work may show Richardoestesia to be related to deinonychosaurs, perhaps near the base of
the clade, which could involve the proposed connection to Paronychodon and birds (Sankey et al., 2002; Rauhut, 2002).

Intriguingly, _Nuthetes_ and _Richardoestesia_ could even be basal birds.


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